Lunar New Year 2022

Photo by Checan27_ on Pexels.com Greetings! Today is Lunar New Year, a holiday that is celebrate not only in Chinese culture, but also in Vietnamese, Thai, Filipino, and other East/Southeast Asian countries in the world. The date falls on February 1st this year, but it changes every year depending on the Lunar calendar. I already …

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2021!

Hey, folks! This year's Mid Autumn Festival falls on this day, September 21. It is a Chinese tradition that's celebrated not only in China, but also in other countries in East and Southeast Asia. The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) is to give thanks to the gods of harvest during the cooler months, as means of preparing …

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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)– FILM REVIEW

Source: Wikipedia. A month back, I came across one post of Barron from 10nineteen on a review of the 2009 Chinese live-action version of Mulan. Considering that I am of Chinese descent, grew up watching (and loving) the 1998 Disney version of the famed tale, and had a horrible experience with watching the 2020 Disney …

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5 Asian Stereotypes I Fulfill (and I’m Proud of Them)

Source: APA.org If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I'm Asian. I am an American of Chinese descent, and I was born and raised in the United States my entire life. I was raised in a Chinese-English bilingual household, where I spoke both languages with my parents. Along with …

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival/中秋節快樂! (and Friday the 13th)

Hello folks, Not only is today the superstitious Friday the 13th, but also the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) in East Asia. Under the Lunar calendar, it falls on the 15th day of the 8th month, so the date varies year-to-year on the Gregorian calendar. The festival is famous for its mooncakes, which are rich, densely-sweet pastries …

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